CNN biz correspondent Velshi gets new roles
by Chris Roush
CNN chief business correspondent Ali Velshi, who has been filling in as an anchor on general news shows, is adding new roles across CNN Worldwide.
Beginning next month, Velshi will provide business reporting and analysis for CNN’s domestic channel, launching segments that will interpret and explain a top story of the day. In addition, in 2012, he becomes an anchor of CNN International’s “World Business Today,” a daily global business news program.
Velshi also continues as host of “Your Money” on weekends on CNN/U.S.
In Velshi’s new role for CNN/U.S., he will take a look at one of the top economic, global or political stories of the day and deconstruct and translate it for viewers. This segment is geared toward breaking down for audiences some of the most complex issues of the day.
Velshi is anchoring one-hour of CNN International’s “World Business Today,” which is broadcast live to over 200 countries across the world.
“Ali’s global business expertise is an asset that we want to showcase more broadly across a range of CNN programs,” said Ken Jautz, executive vice president, CNN/U.S., in a statement. “He will help viewers understand and decode some of the most complex and important stories of the day, particularly economic and global issues.”
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